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Poster: Jim F Date: Oct 14, 2010 10:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Scotty's Music Store Jam?

Hi Cliff,

I heard back from my guy, and he had a little more info, but not too much of anything new. Here is some of what he said...

I'm gonna talk to Scotty soon about the details again. I once wrote them down, but seem to have lost them. That jam at Scotty's was interesting, and Scotty remembers a few details. Most interestingly is the smokin hot lead guitar player. Scotty remembers his name I think. He was a Gibson rep out doing his midwest rounds and happened to be stopping thru St. Louis that day. He was there for the jam, and was totally unrelated to NRPS or Jerry. Cage on steel, Jerry grabbed a strat off the wall there, Weir, Dawson, maybe Nelson. I forget the recording method, but probably a few mics thru a mixer to a stereo reel to reel machine. I'll see what I can dig up on that. It really wasn't a performance as much as an impromptu jam. The Dead/NRPS were in town, and at that time Jerry no longer played steel with them, hence Cage's presence. A bunch of local hippie/deadheads found their way and crammed into Scottys for the little jam. Rick Rhamberg was there and recalls this Nashville Gibson rep guitarist all dudded out in his country getup and they didn't know who he was, but he sure could rip.

Scotty told me once about when Jerry bought a steel from him in '70, how his son Dewitt Jr. went down to the venue, probably the Fox, to deliver the steel and get paid. Jerry paid cash and insisted on paying full price, no deals. Dewitt Jr. said he was real young and a bit out of his element surrounded by hundreds of tripping hippies, carrying a fat wad of cash, and nervously got the hell out of there quickly. Scotty always liked and admired Jerry's humility and friendliness. Said he had a sincere love of the instrument and behaved with the highest integrity.

At any rate, I'll be happy to get the recording to you. If you're a member on Lossless Legs I could hop on to seed, though my upload speeds here are capped at like 30kbps, so it might take a while. Either that or we could do a B+P or something. Just let me know.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 15, 2010 6:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Scotty's Music Store Jam?

Thanks Jim. For some reason I thought micah Sean lived by you? He has my address.

I will post my email sometime you are around, or perhaps someone you know already has it?

Or maybe Thomas can track this down for me?

Thanks and best!

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Poster: Jim F Date: Oct 15, 2010 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Scotty's Music Store Jam?

I don't know if any regular readers/posters on here are from st. louis, aside from one. Here is my email...


Drop me a line and we'll work it out.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 15, 2010 3:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Scotty's Music Store Jam?

Got it Jim, thanks!

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